Oakland Raider’s Undrafted Gems 2010: Alex Parsons

July 17, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Undrafted gems are a good way to fill a team's need. I believe that center Alex Parsons is this year's undrafted gem.
Desmond Bryant was an udrafted gem from last year. He may not have been big time, but he did help the run defense improve a little. The fact that he made the team makes him one in itself.
Tommy Kelly is a bigtime undrafted gem with the big time salary. His numbers aren't up but they will be this year as he finally has some help on the defensive line.
So what makes me think that Parsons is that guy?
Parsons is a high character guy that comes from a football factory called USC.
So what does that mean?
It means a lot of things.
For one, it means he's used to winning. He is less likely to tolerate anything less than his best effort than most rookies will coming in.
Another thing about USC is that they run the zone-blocking system. Parsons probably knows the system better than current center Samson Satel...

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